Up for Debate: Arriola's turn in the hot seat

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1:23am

As the Metro Council defers a vote to ask for his resignation, should Davidson County Clerk John Arriola remain in office given the findings of the recent state audit? Should the DA's recommendation be the final say? Do the audit findings even warrant his leaving office?

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71 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/9/12 at 10:20

Do you suppose "yogi" wakes up everyday in a sour, foul mood, or does he have to work at it? Maybe he listens to Rush Limbaugh to pick up a head of steam.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 10:25

I'd say, "all of the above", Darge.

In the mornings, the "Christian radio shows" get the juices flowing...in the afternoon the network level "secular" hate mongers take over....late night goes back to "Christian" hate mongering..it's a daily cycle around here.

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 10:33

I read where a judge in Florida set a holy day for Atheism. How many of you does his decision give you a judicially certified holiday?

It seems a atheist in Florida created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days and hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case before the court arguing Christians and Jews had observances of their holy days so it was unfair the atheists were not recognized for such a day.

The judge listened to the presentation and banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer jumped up and objected to his ruling saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying,"But you do. Your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your honor, we are unaware of any special observance day or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, " The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's Day. Psalm 14:1 states,'The fool says in his heart, the is no God. Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 10:38


On your 10:25 post you 'said' "... its a daily cycle around here." Are you 'speaking' of you and your home town?

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 10:44

Sorry, dargent7, but unlike you, I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh. I don't even know what station he's on. Tell me, and I'll 'see' what he has to say.

And no also, Loner, I don't watch TV or listen to the radio for the programs you watch and listen to. Hell, I just sing to myself all day. I do have a beautiful bass voice. Its much better than the 'crap' coming our of y'all's mouths when you can't seem to carry a tune.

By: bfra on 2/9/12 at 10:54

yogi - Its much better than the 'crap' coming our of y'all's mouths when you can't seem to carry a tune.

That's not singing you hear, that's your tin hat , picking of the sound of the rocks in your head rolling around.

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 11:22

I'm apparently carrying a better tune than you, brfa since I seem to understand the Constitution better than you. And I have proof, do you?

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:02

Yogi's got proof...90 proof.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:14

Ninety proof corn liquor, that is ...he uses the cobs too.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:20

Getting back to Mr. Arriola, the embattled clerk, if he was legally authorized to collect "gratuities" and if he reported the income to those who needed to know and if Mr. Arriola paid the proper taxes on the money, then he is probably going to be cleared of wrong-doing; he may retain his position.

Mr. Arriola gas hired a good lawyer, he could win this thing.....he might even be able to sue for defamation of character.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:24

"gas" = "has" in my 12:20....my bad....should read: "Mr. Arriola has hired a good lawyer, he could win this thing."

By: dargent7 on 2/9/12 at 12:27

That's a good one. "Yogi" thinks the ringing in his ears are a triangle from the Schemerhorn Symphony.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:28

Yogi has lobbied Congress to recognize "National Masturbation Awareness Day".....the holiday would be observed on Palm Sunday.

Good luck with that, Yogi.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:30

Chug a lug...my ears still ring....Chug a lug.

By: bfra on 2/9/12 at 12:33

If his ears grow every time he post false information, he should be able to tie them under his nose & pretend he has a mustache.

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 12:40

Haven't you ever drank any corn whiskey, Loner? Its like drinking a glass of water. Goes down smooth, then warmly spreads out in your belly.

You won't know you're drunk until you try to get up... and fresh cobs give it a sweeter flavor

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:42

Interesting idea, Bfra....the troll lies and his ears grow with each lie....he may suffer from a rare disorder: Hereditary Ear Related Pinocchio Extension Syndrome...HERPES.

The troll has HERPES? Any other medical opinion on that?

Thanks for the heads-up Bfra, that explains much.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:52

Yogi confesses a moonshine lover's secret...."and fresh cobs give it a sweeter flavor"...I would not know that, never sucked on a fresh corn cob...but if Yogi sez so, I believe it...the man knows corn....from the corn tassle and corn silk to white lightning and the white corn cob....when you peel away the husk, there's a kernel of truth in his corny comments....and a corn weevil.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 12:57

Moonshine goes down like water because it is water....Fire Water....even Caucasians go on the warpath when they imbibe too much of that incendiary stuff.

By: yogiman on 2/9/12 at 2:05

How do you know, Loner? Ever drank it, or do you just take someone's word for it.

By: Loner on 2/9/12 at 4:20

Been there...done that.

Gotta run....it's 4:20...enjoy!